About the Team

History of the team

The team started in 1996 with a core group of 10 cyclists. Originally sponsored by Pilot Oil, the club was formed with the goal of being an all-inclusive organization, welcoming roadie, or mountain biker; racer, or recreational rider. KnoxVelo embarked a campaign to promote the sport of cycling to the junior ranks, and the community as a whole. KnoxVelo racers now consistently finish on the podium on the road, in the dirt, and in triathlon. Harper Auto Square is the club's title sponsor along with The Melting Pot, Cedar Bluff Cycles, the YMCA, and the Health Shoppe.  These sponsors have allowed the club to grow not only the junior team, but to strengthen the entire racing team, and enabled members to race all across Tennessee and the Southeast.

Who can join?

In short, KnoxVelo is open to any local cyclist that enjoys riding in competitive events, group rides, supporting local cycling events, and just hanging out with others that share the same interests. You don't have to qualify for the team, nor do you have to have reached a certain level in your racing career. If you are an avid cyclist looking for team mates to learn from, train with and ride with then KnoxVelo is a good fit for you.

Why should I join?

The primary reason to join a cycling team is to put yourself around like minded cyclists that can help carry you though those rough training days when you'd rather be watching a movie, or work with you in a race to help everyone be more successful. KnoxVelo has team members that have been racing a long time and have risen through the ranks. Their advice for training and racing is invaluable for young racers or even older racers just starting out. Additionally, through sponsorship agreements, KnoxVelo is able to help team members make bike racing more affordable and accessible by reimbursing some of the expenses associated with racing your bike. Check out our reimbursement policyfor more information.

How do I join?

Simple, fill out an application and mail it in or bring it to the next club meeting. Check the event calendar for the next scheduled meeting and location.

How can my business sponsor the team?

Contact us directly, we'd love to talk about how you can sponsor the team!